The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
R
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 40 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing R 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.58% 0.62% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.14% 1.19% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £525 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £488 £400
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 -
% change year-on-year
-1.44% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
175 168 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 50.87% 51.69% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 90 87
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 11
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.13 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.91% -5.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

R
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing R as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

R Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

R
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing R across the Cambridge region.

R Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

R
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing R also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for R.

1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) PhD
2 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (33.33%) Biometrics
2 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) S-PLUS
2 1 (33.33%) Publishing
2 1 (33.33%) Games
2 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Predictive Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Life Science
2 1 (33.33%) Online Games
2 1 (33.33%) RESTful
2 1 (33.33%) Scala
2 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Hive
2 1 (33.33%) MapReduce
2 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
2 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 1 (33.33%) Vertica
2 1 (33.33%) Big Data
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Spark

R
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Spark
1 1 (33.33%) OpenStack
1 1 (33.33%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Hive
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
1 1 (33.33%) Hadoop
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) AWS Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Data Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Data Scientist
1 1 (33.33%) Hadoop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) SAS Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Data Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Programmer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior SAS Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Biometrics
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Life Science
1 1 (33.33%) Mathematics
1 1 (33.33%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Machine Learning
1 1 (33.33%) MapReduce
1 1 (33.33%) Microservices
1 1 (33.33%) Predictive Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) PhD
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Vertica